Wynnewood (SEPTA station)

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This article is about the regional railroad station on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line. For the station on the SEPTA Norristown High-Speed Line, see Wynnewood Road (SEPTA station).
Wynnewood
SEPTA regional rail
Wynnewood Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Station statistics
Address 67 East Wynnewood Road
and Penn Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Coordinates 40°00′10″N 75°16′23″W / 40.0027°N 75.2731°W / 40.0027; -75.2731Coordinates: 40°00′10″N 75°16′23″W / 40.0027°N 75.2731°W / 40.0027; -75.2731
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA Suburban Bus: 105
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 239 spaces (117 daily, 122 permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Baggage check None
Other information
Opened 1870
Electrified 1915
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operator SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 678[2] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line

Wynnewood Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at Wynnewood and Penn Roads in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.[3] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains with the exception of several express runs.

The station was built in 1870 by the Wilson Brothers architectural firm for the Pennsylvania Railroad,[4] and is one of the historic station buildings on this line built before 1930.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m and 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). There are 239 daily and permit parking spaces at the station. This station is 7.4 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2003, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 659, and the average total weekday alightings was 684.[2]

President Barack Obama held a rally at the station, on April 19, 2008 several days before the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania. His appearance drew a crowd of approximately 6,500 people.[5]

Retail space[edit]

The station offers a small retail space, which has been occupied by the Main Line Baking Company since 2010. The space was formerly occupied by Pup's Cafe (2009), Quaker Coffee (2005 - 2008), and Irish Bake Shoppe (1999 - 2005).

Restoration and Beautification[edit]

The Wynnewood Civic Association is a non-profit group of volunteers that maintains the landscaping and actively works to preserve and beautify the historic landmark.

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